Steel housing plans approved

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PLANS to build up to 140 new homes and open the private steelworks link road from Stocksbridge Bypass as a new route into the town have been approved by Sheffield Council.

The scheme involves the old Samuel Fox steelworks site, north of Manchester Road, and was granted permission at a meeting of the council’s planning board.

Applicant Planning Prospects Ltd made a full planning application to open the road to the public and an outline one for the housing – which will now need detailed design work. Final plans for the homes will go back before the board at a later date.

The developers say the plans would ‘alleviate traffic issues in Stocksbridge’ by opening the link to the bypass and turn disused land into an ‘attractive, accessible, carefully-designed development’.